Samsung Galaxy A51 back face down

Samsung is best known for its flagship Galaxy S and Galaxy Note families, but the OEM offers handsets at virtually every price point. We’ve already taken a look at some of the best Samsung phones, but what if you’re looking for cheaper options? Don’t worry, as plenty of really good and cheap Samsung phones are available to choose from.

The best cheap Samsung phones:

Editor’s note: We will continue to update this list of the best cheap Samsung phones as more are released.


Samsung Galaxy A52

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G angled on table
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The latest entry in the Galaxy A series, the A52, sports a 6.5-inch 120Hz display. Inside, there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage, which can expand to 1TB with its microSD card slot. It also has an IP67 water resistance rating and a big 4,500mAh battery.

The star of this phone is its rear cameras. It has four of them in the back, starting with a main 64MP sensor. You also get a 12MP ultra-wide camera, a 5MP macro camera, and finally, a 5MP depth sensor. You also get a 32MP front-facing camera. All of that, and it’s a 5G phone as well. Not bad for a phone that’s under $500.


Samsung Galaxy A52 specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 750G
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 64, 12, 5, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Galaxy A42

Taking a step down the cheap Samsung phone ladder, you’ll find the Galaxy A42. It actually has a slightly bigger display than the A52, at 6.6-inches. It also has a bigger 5,000mAh battery, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage, which is expandable with its microSD slot. Again, it’s got a reasonable price of under $400.

Other specs include a 48MP main rear camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, you can expect a 13MP camera. Finally, this is a 5G phone that’s available for a relatively cheap price tag.


Samsung Galaxy A42 specs:

  • Display: 6.6-inch Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 750G
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, and MP
  • Front camera: 13MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Samsung Galaxy A32

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The Galaxy A32 comes with a 6.5-inch display with a dew drop-shaped notch up top for the 13MP selfie camera. Inside, there’s a MediaTek octa-core processor with 4GB RAM. You can get this phone with either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage, with a microSD card slot for additional storage. You also get a big 5,000mAh battery. The rear camera setup has four sensors. You get a 48MP main camera, combined with an 8MP wide-angle lens, a 5MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth camera.

This phone is clearly targeting young people who may not have a lot of money to get a flagship device, but still want a phone that looks good, performs decently, and comes with 5G support. It’s currently available for around $300.


Samsung Galaxy A32 specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch Full HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek MT6853
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, 5, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 13MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Samsung Galaxy A12

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The Galaxy A12 is finally available in the US. It improves on its predecessor in key areas, including offering a larger 5,000mAh battery and double the RAM and storage. You also get a far better camera setup here, with a 48MP primary shooter on the back. Priced at under $200, the Galaxy A12 is an excellent option in its price range and one of the best cheap Samsung phones you can get.


Samsung Galaxy A12 specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 450
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Cameras: 48, 5, 5, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Samsung Galaxy A02s

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We jump into entry-level territory with the Samsung Galaxy A02s. This phone isn’t going to win any performance or awards, but it has a few advantages that make it worth considering for anyone on a budget.

The screen is quite large, coming in at 6.5 inches, even if it only has HD+ resolution. Three cameras at the back get the job done, and it is good for a phone at this price point. Other specs and features include 32 or 64GB of expandable storage, a 5,000mAh battery, and Android 11 with Samsung’s One UI on top. All these things considered, the Galaxy A02s is one of the best you can get for under $150.


Samsung Galaxy A02s specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 450
  • RAM: 2/3/4GB
  • Storage: 32/64GB
  • Cameras: 13, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

And that’s it for our look at the best cheap Samsung phones, but it’s worth noting that there are plenty of cheap devices from other brands too. If you want the most bang for your buck, be sure to check out our best cheap Android phones guide.